Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

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Even after our defeat, Labour can proudly boast more women MPs than all other parties combined, yet still doesn't have gender parity in our Parliamentary Party. Despite equality laws, discrimination, direct and indirect, still holds women back. Our experiences, and those tweeted on @EverydaySexism, are stark reminders of daily life. Equality is never “job done” but needs sustaining.

As a Labour grass roots activist and feminist, I supported modernising candidate selections, from one member one vote to all-women shortlists, the single most effective way to achieve more women MPs.

Blog for the Fawcett Society

Even after our defeat, Labour can proudly boast more women MPs than all other parties combined, yet still doesn't have gender parity in our Parliamentary Party. Despite equality laws, discrimination,... Read more

sera-image2.jpgIn my London childhood we never owned a home, living mostly in flats, apart from some years in a terraced street. In front a narrow road with the railway line beyond - behind narrow gardens with an alley. Children would be in and out of each other's gardens when we weren't off to the park or down to the river.

Now living in a former mining constituency I have learnt how much rural mining villages value their surrounding countryside.

Statement for SERA

In my London childhood we never owned a home, living mostly in flats, apart from some years in a terraced street. In front a narrow road with the railway line... Read more

Barack Obama is setting out his vision for US climate action on Monday, and what is most striking of all is the tone. For a long time the US was considered a slow mover in taking serious steps to reduce the threat that a changing climate causes to food security, to public health and to the environment.

Obama, keenly aware that this generation of politicians will be judged by whether or not we showed the ability to plan ahead to protect the future of our planet, clearly wants to change that.

Can the UK follow Obama's climate lead?

Barack Obama is setting out his vision for US climate action on Monday, and what is most striking of all is the tone. For a long time the US was considered a... Read more

The leaders of 23 Labour councils have today backed Caroline Flint to be Labour's next Deputy Leader. 

Ms Flint, who worked in local government before being elected to Parliament and served as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has won the backing of Labour council leaders across the country, including the leaders of some of Labour's flagship councils in London, the North West, the North East and Yorkshire and Humber.

23 Labour Council Leaders are backing Caroline for Deputy Leader

The leaders of 23 Labour councils have today backed Caroline Flint to be Labour's next Deputy Leader.  Ms Flint, who worked in local government before being elected to Parliament and... Read more

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Caroline Flint's campaign to become Labour's next Deputy Leader received a major boost today, as three affiliated trade unions - USDAW, Community Union and the Musicians' Union - nominated her to be Labour's next Deputy Leader.

USDAW, Community Union & Musicians' Union endorse Caroline Flint for Deputy Leader

Caroline Flint's campaign to become Labour's next Deputy Leader received a major boost today, as three affiliated trade unions - USDAW, Community Union and the Musicians' Union - nominated her... Read more

The Labour party exists to win elections to improve lives and make the world a better place. But if the shock of our crushing election defeat is beginning to fade, the scale of the challenge facing us is only just beginning to dawn. It is no exaggeration to say that we now face a fight for the very survival of the Labour party. It is a fight in which I wish to play a part, and why I am standing to be Labour’s next deputy leader.

As the debate about why we lost and how we rebuild in the years ahead intensifies, we are already facing contradictory demands for change. Some say the answer lies with middle England, with greater emphasis on economic competence and rewarding aspiration. Others argue that to win back Scotland we need to champion the NHS, public services and redistribution. Other voices say we must concentrate on winning back disaffected working class voters, who found us unconvincing on immigration and welfare.

“Our party must always aspire to look and sound like the country we seek to represent”

The Labour party exists to win elections to improve lives and make the world a better place. But if the shock of our crushing election defeat is beginning to fade,... Read more

Caroline Flint, candidate for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on research from BBM campaigns on Listening to Labour’s Lost Voters, said:

"This research reveals the scale of the challenge facing the Labour Party. At the election we lost working-class and middle-class voters. We lost support in areas that were previously described as our heartlands and in Middle England. We lost in the South and in the North. The challenge is not just about the centre ground: it’s about the ground to the South, the North and in Scotland. It’s about carving out new Labour territory – because Labour wins only when we build coalitions with roots in every part of the country and all classes.

Listening to Labour’s Lost Voters - Caroline's response

Caroline Flint, candidate for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on research from BBM campaigns on Listening to Labour’s Lost Voters, said: "This research reveals the scale of the... Read more

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A message from Alistair Darling:

Dear friend

The most important decision we will take between now and next year's vital elections, and indeed between now and the General Election in 2020, is who we elect as our leadership team both here in Scotland and across the UK.

I'm writing to encourage you to support Caroline Flint to be Labour's next Deputy Leader.

 

Alistair Darling supports Caroline for Deputy Leader

  A message from Alistair Darling: Dear friend The most important decision we will take between now and next year's vital elections, and indeed between now and the General Election... Read more

Caroline Flint has branded the Chancellor’s plans to give local councils the powers to extend Sunday trading hours “complete nonsense”.

The Don Valley MP said: “The Chancellor is hoping that a minority of councils try to gain an advantage for a particular town centre, seaside resort or market town by extending the Sunday opening hours. He knows that once that starts it will create a domino effect where neighbouring councils feel pressured to make the change.

Chancellor's Sunday Trading Plans are nonsense says Flint

Caroline Flint has branded the Chancellor’s plans to give local councils the powers to extend Sunday trading hours “complete nonsense”. The Don Valley MP said: “The Chancellor is hoping that... Read more

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Four years ago I said that the energy market was broken and people were getting ripped off. Over the last four years the Labour party set out plans to reform the energy market and argued inside Parliament through Opposition Day debates and questions, and outside through the work of our members, that action needed to be taken. 

Energy consumers have an ally in me

Four years ago I said that the energy market was broken and people were getting ripped off. Over the last four years the Labour party set out plans to reform... Read more

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